Local Business Woman Writes Book To Honor The Legacy Of Her Late Father

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Stephanie Sinkfield
Stephanie Sinkfield

After suddenly losing her father to  cancer in 2011, local State Farm Insurance Agent, Stephanie Sinkfield knew the only way to overcome the grief of losing her hero, role model, and  MTSU basketball legend was putting pen to paper and writing her first novel. This book entitled Shoot the Lights Out has been released for sale by Sinkfield’s Publishing Company, InSink Press, Amazon, Nook, and CreateSpace.

Shoot the Lights Out is a book about the power of love, family dynamics, and relationships with friends and the opposite sex and the love of basketball.  The book addresses issues such as dealing with the loss of a loved one, the ongoing struggle of strong males, single parenthood and the importance of leaving a legacy of positive influence on the people in your life. 

“My late father instilled in me that the power of love and humor can help you overcome almost everything and my debut “chick lit” encompasses both and whole lot more,” said Ms. Sinkfield. “If you’re ready to laugh out loud, cry, and dream a little, then Shoot the Lights Out is the book for you.”

A native of Nashville, Ms. Sinkfield and her husband Gerald moved to Chattanooga in 1995. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Rollins College located in Winter Park, Fl.  An avid reader who dreamed of writing a novel, Ms. Sinkfield owns a State Farm Insurance Agency in East Brainerd.

Shoot the Lights Out is available as a paperback for $14.99 and an Ebook for $6.99. A personalized autographed copy is $20. For more information visit www.insinkpress.com or call 401-8980.


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